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Spencer Slate, garbed as Santa Claus, dives with yellowtail snapper and an angelfish Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla.  Slate, a Key Largo dive charter operator, has been donning the jolly man's outfit for years to take the plunge, but there is a serious side to his shenanigans. His customers frequently have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa for an extra fee and the revenue funds a local children's charity. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Scuba Diving Santa Brings Holiday Cheer To Keys

Santa Claus doesn’t just travel by air, he also travels by sea, at least in the Florida Keys he does.

CBS Miami–12/24/2013


Top Cheap Holiday Escapes Near South Florida

Gobble up turkey under a bamboo canopy in the sand or hang your stocking from a palm tree dangling over the surf at one of these tropical South Florida destinations.


(Source: MCSO Facebook)

Young Girl Reports Being Followed In Key Largo

Police say a 13-year-old girl, in Key Largo, did the right thing when she managed to get away from a male stranger trying to follow her—and then alerted authorities of the incident.


Photo Credit: Tree Bones Resort

Best Offbeat Holiday Destinations In America

A great way to avoid the hustle and bustle associated with the last few weeks of the year is to take a road less traveled to a destination that’s calmer and more secluded.


Participants in the Key Largo Bridge Run cross the Jewfish Creek Bridge Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Key Largo, Fla. The event, at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, attracted 814 participants and featured three different distances including a 5 kilometer, 10k and a half-marathon. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Key Largo Bridge Run Attracts 814 Participants

Two south Floridians won overall men’s and women’s half-marathon titles Saturday at the fifth annual Key Largo Bridge Run in the Florida Keys.


cat in jar

Keys Cat Gets In Over His Head

Animal Shelter staff had a jarring experience when they spotted a cat with it’s head stuck in a glass jar which they were later able to remove.


(Source: CBS4)

Key Largo Man Facing More Child Porn Charges

A Key Largo man is facing more child pornography charges.


Aquarius Reef Base (Source: CBS4)

Cousteau’s Mission In Underwater Keys Lab Postponed

The partial government shutdown may be over but it’s still causing delays especially for the grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau who planned to spend a month in an underwater research lab in the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–10/29/2013

Two orphaned California sea lions get acclimated to their new home in the Florida Keys Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Research and Education Center in Key Largo, Fla. Deemed non-releasable, the marine mammals were transported to the Keys, via FedEx, late Saturday, Oct. 5, after NOAA Fisheries solicited licensed marine mammal centers to care for an overwhelming number of orphaned sea lions. (Brian Burt/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

California Sea Lions Frolicking In Florida Keys

They are cute and cuddly. Now, they are calling South Florida home.

CBS Miami–10/07/2013

OD the sea turtle at Shark Reef Aquarium. 10-3-13. Photo: Darrin Bush

“OD” Loving A New Las Vegas Home

A turtle who took a big trip to Las Vegas has found a new permanent home that is just perfect for a lot of swimming.